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Traveling with IcePlate: Geometric Configuration and Space Efficiency

Long-Haul Travel: The Longest Days of Your Life My in-laws worked for the US Government overseas for 30+ years.  Prior to retiring in 2013, they were in Kenya for 10 years. During that decade, my husband and I took 4 trips from the US to Kenya (two of those trips had small children in tow).  The trip played out in roughly the same way, regardless of air carrier: take a 7+ hour overnight flight from the east coast to Europe, multi-hour layover in European airport, followed by 9+ hour flight from Europe to Nairobi.  Total travel time would typically be between 18 and 24 hours, arriving in the late evening in Kenya. We are economy class fliers all the way...

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The Best Carry-On Water Bottle for Traveling

Frequent flyers know that having a solid water supply available, especially with the Summer months approaching fast, is going to become even more important. Performance isn’t just about exercise and physically demanding jobs, most business travelers have important meetings as soon as they land. Given the strict environment that is a modern airplane behind TSA security let’s discuss some of the best options for hydration on a plane.

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Hydration Bladder/IcePlate Hose Compatibility Guide

    Here at Qore Performance, we want you to get the most out of your equipment.  As such, we have have created this Quick Disconnect and Hose Compatibility Guide.  In the following post we’ll answer these frequently asked questions: What are some of the common hoses that are compatible with my IcePlate Quick Disconnect Kit? What other common hydration gadgets work with my IcePlate? Will these gadgets fit into or onto the IcePlate hose? (Note: the majority of these items can be purchased directly off the shelf at your local REI).   Compatibility Cheat Sheet IcePlate Compatible? 1. Source Universal Tube Adapter ✔️ 2. Source Replacement Tube ✔️ 3. HydraPak ArcticFusion Tube Kit ✔️ 4. Sawyer Fast Fill Adapters for Hydration Packs ✔️ 5. Sawyer MINI...

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7 Urban Commuting Hacks: Weathering the Winter

  For Urban Commuters, the 10-20% of Americans who don’t use their own cars to get to work [1], staying warm, hydrated, and comfortable in the winter is a tremendous challenge.  From trains, bikes, to old-school walking, this article draws on the best practices of four folks just as serious about their commutes as their jobs: two New Yorkers (Amy - an elementary school teacher and Nathan - a hospital administrator), one DC suburban resident (Chad - a banker), and an expat in Hong Kong (Ethan - international business).  Here are their 7 favorite hacks to get you through the urban jungle this winter.  Urban Commuting Winter Hacks 1. Weather Apps are Your Best Friend 2. Goose Down Insulation 3. Choose Your Pack Wisely...

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8 Health Benefits of Drinking Warm Water

Special thanks to our friends at LALO Tactical for the above image.  I’m a recent addition to the Qore Performance team and a self-proclaimed hydration expert (as in - I like to drink a lot water!).  I find when properly hydrated, my energy is better, my appetite stays more even, I recover from workouts quicker, and I even sleep better.  I tend to drink warm water in the morning, to promote healthy digestion and get my metabolism kicking, and shift to room temperature water as the day progresses, returning again to warm water in the evenings.  In the summer months, I tend toward ice water (long days spent outdoors chasing kids, hiking, swimming, running with the dog, and soaking up...

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